Obituaries

Daniel Monroe
B: 1987-01-10
D: 2017-07-14
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Monroe, Daniel
James Bascovsky
B: 1946-12-17
D: 2017-07-12
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Bascovsky, James
Leah Balmer
B: 1927-09-19
D: 2017-07-07
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Balmer, Leah
Anthony Orel
B: 1951-01-04
D: 2017-07-02
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Orel, Anthony
Joseph Colicchie
B: 1957-04-10
D: 2017-07-02
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Colicchie, Joseph
James Hunsberger
B: 1930-10-13
D: 2017-06-29
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Hunsberger, James
David Capra
B: 1970-08-01
D: 2017-06-28
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Capra, David
Della Janeshek
B: 1922-04-21
D: 2017-06-21
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Janeshek, Della
Edward Rusciolelli
B: 1928-10-29
D: 2017-06-20
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Rusciolelli, Edward
Rosemary Allinder
B: 1924-10-22
D: 2017-06-19
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Allinder, Rosemary
David Bente
B: 1927-06-15
D: 2017-06-13
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Bente, David
Richard Grandfield
B: 1939-03-05
D: 2017-06-09
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Grandfield, Richard
Rosemarie Metalik
B: 1947-01-19
D: 2017-06-07
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Metalik, Rosemarie
Henry Eckels
B: 1948-07-27
D: 2017-06-06
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Eckels, Henry
Margaret Barish
B: 1940-07-10
D: 2017-06-04
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Barish, Margaret
Paul Toulouse
B: 1926-11-07
D: 2017-05-31
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Toulouse, Paul
Elaine Pfender
B: 1947-07-30
D: 2017-05-31
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Pfender, Elaine
Dale Kirk
B: 1943-05-14
D: 2017-05-28
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Kirk, Dale
David Zamule
B: 1983-10-19
D: 2017-05-27
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Zamule, David
John McFalls III
B: 1988-02-17
D: 2017-05-22
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McFalls III, John
Beryle DeSantis
B: 1931-06-18
D: 2017-05-19
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DeSantis, Beryle

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Traditional Funeral Services

The Basics of Traditional Funeral Services

Traditional funeral services include:

  • Visitation: This is often called a viewing or a wake. Guests come to pay their respects to the deceased by viewing their casketed body and spending time with the grieving family. A visitation can occur at any time before the funeral service.
  • Funeral Service: This event commonly takes place at the funeral home, a church, or at the graveside. It can include music, the reading of literary or religious passages, a eulogy, prayer, and the singing of hymns.
  • Committal Service: If the family plans to bury the deceased, this stage involves the vehicle procession to the cemetery.
  • Funeral Reception: Many choose to host this post-service gathering (or repast) at a reception hall. This is considered a time to share memories, laughter, and support.

A funeral service, whether traditional or more modern (memorial service or celebration-of-life), has two functions: to acknowledge the death and lifetime achievements of an individual and to bring grieving family members and friends together in support of one another during this difficult time.

If you are interested in making funeral arrangements for a loved one, we invite you to call us at (724) 926-2800 to begin.

Online Sources:

Rostad, Curtis, "The Basics of Funeral Service", Indiana Funeral Directors Association, 2014